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Answering the call for progress against diabetes

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2018
Samis Education Center, OU Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City

This program is provided at no cost to participants.

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NEW FORMAT FOR 2018

  • Three guest presenters from outside Oklahoma
  • Longer talks by senior faculty
  • Short talks by junior faculty
  • Students and post-docs will present posters, and awards will be conferred for various divisions
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2018 GUEST PRESENTERS

SILVIA CORVERA, M.D. | University of Massachusetts Medical School
Professor of Molecular Medicine, Co-Director of the MD/PhD program, Director of the Clinical Translational Research Pathway, Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research | Click for CV

TIMOTHY E. MCGRAW, Ph.D. | Weill Cornell Medical College
Professor of Biochemistry, Professor of Biochemistry in Cardiothoracic Surgery | Click for CV

MORRIS WHITE, Ph.D. | Harvard Medical School
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, Dept. of Medicine | Click for CV


2018 LOCATION DETAILS

Samis Education Center | OU Health Sciences Center | Oklahoma City, OK 73104 | Website | Map

PARKING is available at no charge to Symposium attendees visiting from off-campus. After you RSVP, if you do not receive parking instructions, please email Katie (see below). If you are a student or employee at the Oklahoma Health Center (OUHSC's campus), please plan to use the campus shuttle or make other arrangements.

PLEASE BRING A JACKET OR SWEATER, as it is difficult to provide an auditorium temperature that is comfortable for everyone.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Please notify us if you have any special needs. For accommodations on the basis of disability, call Katie Hoefling at (405) 271-2824.

This program is provided at no cost to participants.


2017 AGENDA (2018 AGENDA TBA)

7 a.m. Posters installed (until 8:20)
7:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:20 Welcome | Ann Louise Olson, PhD, and James J. Tomasek, PhD
8:30

SESSION I: Oral Presentations & Discussions | Moderator: Kevin Short, PhD
April Teague, MS
BODY COMPOSITION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD OF OFFSPRING EXPOSED TO DIABETES MELLITUS IN UTERO

Bishwa Sapkota, PhD
METABOLITE SIGNATURES OF DIABETES WITH CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: A PILOT INVESTIGATION

Ann Louise Olson, PhD
GLUT4-DEPENDENT GLUCOSE UPTAKE: A TARGET FOR IMPROVING GLUCOSE TOLERANCE

9:30

SESSION II: Oral Presentations & Discussions | Moderator: Maria Newhardt, BS
Heather Kimbley, MSII
ASSOCIATION BETWEEN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PERCEPTIONS AND BEHAVIORS IN AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH

Yan Shao, MD, PhD
THE miRNA451a/ATF2 SINGAL PATHWAY REGULATED MITOCHONDRIAL FUNCTION OF RPE IN DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

Zhongjie Sun, MD, PhD
REGULATION OF PANCREATIC BETA CELL FUNCTION BY ANTI-AGING GENE KLOTHO IN DIABETES

10:30 Break
11:00

SESSION III: Oral Presentations & Discussions | Moderator: David Sparling, MD, PhD
Michael Stout, PhD
17α-ESTRADIOL ACTS SYNERGISTICALLY THROUGH CENTRAL AND PERIPHERAL MECHANISMS TO REVERSE OBESITY AND METABOLIC DYSFUNCTION

Kruti Shah, MD
EFFECT OF MATERNAL DIABETES MELLITUS ON FETAL SERUM EXOSOMAL MICRORNA EXPRESSION

Arlan Richardson, PhD
THE ANTI-AGING ACTION OF DIETARY RESTRICTION ON INSULIN SENSITIVITY

12 p.m. Lunch and Poster Judging Session | Lunch is provided; first-come, first-choice
2:00

SESSION IV: Oral Presentations & Discussions | Moderator: Allison Campolo, MS
Sang-Min Lee, PhD
N-LINKED GLYCOSYLATION OF THE ANTI-DIABETIC DRUG TARGET AMYLIN RECEPTOR SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCES PEPTIDE HORMONE AFFINITY

Allison Campolo, MS
THE SARCOPLASMIC RETICULUM CALCIUM ATPase PUMP IS A MAJOR REGULATOR OF WHOLE BODY GLUCOSE METABOLISM

Kenneth Humphries, PhD
CROSSTALK BETWEEN CARDIAC INSULIN AND BETA-ADRENERGIC SIGNALING

3:00 Break
3:15

Timothy J. Lyons Keynote Lecture: THE BETA CELL IN TYPE 2 DIABETES: FROM THE CLINIC TO THE LAB
Steven Kahn, MB, ChB
Introduction by Steven D. Chernausek, MD

4:20 Closing Remarks | Madona Azar, MD
4:30

Reception and Awards Presentation
Samis Center Rooftop Garden (Alternate: Samis Center Level B)

6:00 Adjournment

2017 SYMPOSIUM AWARD WINNERS

Dr. Jay Ma Award for Outstanding Oral Presentation: Heather Kimbley
Silver Award, Oral Presentation: Kruti Shah
Silver Award, Oral Presentation: Sang-Min Lee

Poster Presentations, GROUP A
Dr. Steven D. Chernausek Award for Outstanding Poster: Halen Borron
Silver Award: Rebecca Allen

Poster Presentations, GROUP B
Dr. Steven D. Chernausek Award for Outstanding Poster: Natalie Keirns
Silver Award: S. Konnar Hodges

Poster Presentations, GROUP C
Dr. Steven D. Chernausek Award for Outstanding Poster: Shaoning Jiang
Silver Award: Allison Campolo

Poster Presentations, GROUP D
Dr. Steven D. Chernausek Award for Outstanding Poster: Nabin Poudel
Silver Award: Mirza Ali Beg


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Harold Hamm Diabetes Center | Phone: (405) 271-2824 | Katie-Hoefling@ouhsc.edu